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In 2018, the largest single religion in Hutt City was Catholic, with 13.0% of the population or 13,599 people as adherents.
Hutt City's religion statistics provide an indicator of cultural identity and ethnicity when observed in conjunction with other key variables. Religion data reveal the major concentrations of religions as well as revealing the proportion of people with no religious affiliation. There are a number of reasons for different religious compositions across areas including the country of birth and ethnic background of the population, the age of the population (belief in religion is generally stronger, the older the population) and changes in values and belief systems.
Hutt City's religion statistics should be analysed in conjunction with Ethnicity statistics, Maori Descent, Country of Birth data and Languages Spoken data to assist in identifying specific cultural and ethnic groups.
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|Religion - Ranked by size|
|Religion - Multi-response||Number||% of the population||Belmont Park and Manor Park %||Number||% of the population||Belmont Park and Manor Park %||2013 to 2018|
|Presbyterian, Congregational and Reformed||4,407||4.2||3.2||6,297||6.4||0.0||-1,890|
|Other Christian religions||1,659||1.6||1.6||2,406||2.4||0.0||-747|
|Religion - Totals|
|Religion - totals - multi-response||Number||% of the population||Belmont Park and Manor Park %||Number||% of the population||Belmont Park and Manor Park %||2013 to 2018|
|Total Maori Christian||1,197||1.1||0.0||1,206||1.2||0.0||-9|
|Total Non Christian||8,634||8.3||6.4||6,084||6.2||0.0||+2,550|
|Not stated / included||6,549||6.3||6.8||11,454||11.7||0.0||-4,905|
Analysis of the religious affiliation of the population of Hutt City in 2018 compared to Belmont Park and Manor Park shows that there was a higher proportion of people who professed a religion and a lower proportion who stated they had no religion.
Overall, 48.1% of the population nominated a religion, and 46.4% said they had no religion, compared with 37.2% and 54.8% respectively for Belmont Park and Manor Park.
The largest single religion in Hutt City was Catholic, with 13.0% of the population or 13,599 people as adherents.
The major differences between the religious affiliation for the population of Hutt City and Belmont Park and Manor Park were:
Note: Percentages(%) are based on total population
The largest changes in the religious affiliation of the population in Hutt City between 2013 and 2018 were for those who nominated:
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